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  • Andrew Jackson -- for whom Jacksonville is named
    Andrew Jackson -- for whom Jacksonville...
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    Andrew Jackson -- for whom the city is named

    by noidiotsplease Written Jul 22, 2004

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    Andrew Jackson -- for whom Jacksonville is named

    This sculpture depicts former President Andrew Jackson as a general on horseback. Jackson was an important figure in the history of Florida, so it makes sense that today the state's largest city, Jacksonville, is named in his honor. Of course, the irony is that Andrew Jackson never set foot in Jacksonville, which during his time was merely a small town named Cowford. Nevertheless, today this likeness of General Jackson seems to salute the landscape of glassy skyscrapers that surrounds him as if proud to see that such a prosperous city bears his name. Look for the statue along Independent Drive, at the northwest entrance to the Jacksonville Landing.

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    Another view of Andrew Jackson

    by noidiotsplease Written Jul 22, 2004

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    Andrew Jackson salutes the city of Jacksonville

    Here is another perspective of the Andrew Jackson statue. As you can see, it seems to salute the city's modern skyscrapers.

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